The 76-page, Kickstarter-funded book collects all of the Pittsburgh- and Southwestern Pennsylvania-centric pieces produced through Buchholz’s pop art company, Alternate Histories. The enclosed works depict zombies, aliens, and giant monsters causing havoc throughout Pittsburgh’s history. Also included are several new works and text.
“Pittsburgh in Olden Times is the culmination of eight years of work about Pittsburgh,” Buchholz stated in an official press release. “Bringing all my prints together for this region gave me a chance to evaluate, rewrite
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Pittsburgh in Olden Times follows up another collection of pieces by Buchholz, the 2013 book Alternate Histories of the World. He also released Classics of Filmdom, a series of pocket-sized scripts to B-movies, including Manos: The Hands of Fate and Plan 9 from Outer Space (holiday shoppers might want to check out the one for the 1964 Christmas turkey Santa Claus Conquers the Martians).
Pittsburgh in Olden Times retails for $20 and will be available for sale at a special book release party at Lorelei (124 S. Highland Ave., East Liberty) on Wed., Nov. 28 from 5-8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. You can also buy it on the Alternate Histories website and at several local stores.